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  1. What are the Quality Indicators (QIs)?
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs) are a set of quality indicators organized into four "modules," each of which measures quality associated with...
    Date Updated: 02/16/2012
  2. Why should a health care organization conduct a safety culture survey?
    Safety culture surveys are useful for measuring organizational conditions that can lead to adverse events and patient harm in health care organizations. Organizations that want to assess their...
    Date Updated: 12/11/2012
  3. How do I request a no-cost extension for my grant?
    If your grant is under expanded authorities, the grantee institution has the authority to automatically extend the final budget period and project period one time for a period of up to 12 months. The...
    Date Updated: 02/26/2013
  4. How often should an organization administer the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture?
    On average, hospitals that have submitted to the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database more than once readminister the survey every 16 months. Although we do not provide any...
    Date Updated: 12/11/2012
  5. What areas of patient safety culture do the survey questions cover?
    The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture measures staff perceptions of patient safety culture in their work area/unit, as well as perceptions about patient safety culture in the hospital as a...
    Date Updated: 12/11/2012
  6. What is the purpose of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act?
    The purpose of the Act is to improve patient safety and to reduce the incidence of events that adversely affect patients. It encourages development of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs)—new...
    Date Updated: 05/20/2014
  7. Where can I find out about AHRQ's history?
    AHRQ was originally created as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) on December 19, 1989, under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 2159), as a Public Health...
    Date Updated: 12/11/2012
  8. What is TeamSTEPPS and how can it improve patient safety in organizations?
    TeamSTEPPS TM ( Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety ) is a teamwork system for health care professionals to improve communication and teamwork skills that was...
    Date Updated: 02/03/2014
  9. How can I obtain 3M APR-DRG software software for Inpatient Quality Indicators?
    A limited license 3M APR-DRG grouper software is available for download along with the SAS and Windows versions of the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators. Go to...
    Date Updated: 02/16/2012
  10. How do we transfer a grant to a principal investigator's new institution?
    Prior approval must be sought from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) before a change of grantee institution occurs. A transfer application should be submitted at least two to...
    Date Updated: 02/26/2013